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Katie M.

Organizer

Location:

Burlington, VT
Hometown: Cadillac MI

Organizer since:

January 2, 2013

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Why are you interested in healthcare?

As a longtime patient I have always been interested in helping others with health issues. Separately, I became interested in design and technology and completed a degree in Human-Computer Interaction (which basically means making digital things like websites and mobile apps easier and more enjoyable to use). I worked for a time as a User Experience Designer for a digital agency in NYC, where I helped design sites and apps for big brands. I loved my job, but something was missing. I left the big city for my beloved Burlington and decided to focus my UX energy on helping heal healthcare. Healthcare and medical products are exploding right now, but often the design and usability of these products lags far behind current standards. I'd like to help change that, and I bring a special focus on improving the patient experience.

Are you already involved in the healthcare field? Tell us about it.

I am currently consulting with an agency called Mad*Pow, which works extensively in the healthcare field. I also have created a prototype for a patient history timeline that I'd love to turn into a real product. http://sensical.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/how-visualizing-health-problems-could-help-solve-medical-mysteries/

What kind of events would you like us to offer?

- happy hours - info sessions - demos - co-events with Fletcher Allen - (got any other ideas? write me!)

Introduction

Hi, I'm a User Experience Designer and long-time Myasthenia Gravis patient. I use design, empathy and love to empower patients and improve healthcare. Find more about my professional self at katiemccurdy.com and sensical.wordpress.c­om.

What Katie M. is saying about this Meetup Group

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